Jose Cordero

Jose Cordero
Lund University | LU · Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Master of Technology


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Currently researching the use of Free and Open Source Software for Ocean Mapping (FOSSOM). It involves investigating and evaluating the performance of programs and scripts used by research institutions and individuals in the fields of Hydrography, Cartography, Geomatics, 3D modeling and visualization that could be applied to ocean exploration by acoustic means.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Instituto Hidrografico de la Marina
  • Instructor
  • The Hydrographic school of the IHM offers IHO Cat B and Cat A to international students from different navies.
August 2016 - July 2018
University of New Hampshire
Field of study
  • Ocean Mapping
September 2005 - July 2006
Instituto Hidrográfico de la Marina
Field of study
  • Hydrography
September 1996 - July 2001
Escuela Naval Militar
Field of study
  • Naval Sciences


Publications (8)
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Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) data are essential for safe maritime navigation and have multiple other uses in a wide range of enterprises. Charts are relied upon to be as accurate and as up-to-date as possible by the vessels moving vast amounts of products to global ports each year. However, cartographic generalization processes for updating...
Lightning talk presentation for the US Hydro 2021 online conference
Conference Paper
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The hydrospatial community has advanced the use of Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) in the ocean mapping workflow by developing new solutions and adopting tools originally developed for other applications. These specialized tools allow users to conduct common tasks in hydrography without the need for commercial software, but, most importantly,...
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Bathymetric data collection in hydrographic and marine geophysical surveys is mostly achieved by utilizing vessel-mounted multibeam echo sounders (MBES), resulting in Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) of the seafloor and derived products. Previous knowledge of the seafloor depth and existing features is essential for surveyors to effectively design a s...
This is the presentation of the research "CHARACTERIZING FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IN OCEAN MAPPING" for the 6th Hydrographic Engineering Conference (3 NOV 2020, Lisbon)
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Over the last years, scientists and professionals have made available several free and open-source software tools meant for geophysical survey planning, underwater remote sensing data processing, and geospatial data visualization. However, the use of these tools is limited within hydrographic offices. One of the reasons could be the lack of awarene...
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Contact 1. Hughes Clarke, J.E. et al., "The limits of spatial resolution achievable using a 30 kHz multibeam sonar: Model predictions and field results." IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. acoustic imaging geometry on the fidelity of seabed bathymetric models." Geosciences 8.4 (2018): 109. 3. Westley, Kieran, et al., "Optimizing protocols for high-d...
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Internal waves are a common phenomenon associated with stratification developed in shallow tidal seas during summer time. From a hydrographic point of view, they result in very rapid undulations in the main velocline which, if not accounted for, will result in significant refraction errors in multibeam echo sounder data. Mechanical sound speed prof...


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